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Bestämdhet och indirekta anaforer i polska studenters inlärarsvenska

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The aim of the research is to investigate how Polish learners of Swedish acquire the category of definiteness narrowed to the so-called indirect anaphors: definite noun phrases without any explicit antecedent, staying in a relation with a kind of “trigger”, an element in the text that is crucial for their interpretation. Previous publications about acquisition of definiteness in Swedish focus on the morphological development rather than the development regarding the choice of form. In my longitudinal study of students of Swedish at the Department of Scandinavian Studies at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, I analyse students’ grammar tests and essays with regard to this issue. With Schwarz’s classification of anaphors as a working basis a model for a learning route is developed, covering semantic, conceptual and inferential type of anaphors.


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